This is a spiritual practice. It has been given to Humanity so it might be able to respond to the growing planetary necessity for Human Unity and Cooperation. We are encouraged to undertake Steps to Knowledge. This site is a simple aid to introduce people to this practice. There is much more to learn for anyone who becomes a student. As a Steps student since June 27, 1999, I am a witness for its benefit. Tom Christoffel
Step 86 - I honor those who have given to me. (MP3) Entry for Step 85 - I find happiness in small things today.
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Step 86 - I honor those
who have given to me. (MP3)[Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download
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"I honor those who have given to me." Step 86
TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN
TO YOU will generate gratitude, which is the beginning of true love and
appreciation. Today in your two deep practice periods, you are asked to think
of those people who have given to you, to think of them and nothing else during
your period of practice. You are asked to consider very deeply what they have
done for you. With those with whom you are angry and upset, try to see how
they, too, have given service to you in the reclamation of Knowledge. Do not bear
false witness against your feelings, but in spite of your feelings towards
them, if there are ill feelings, attempt also to recognize their service to
you. For you can indeed be angered or upset by someone that you recognize has
served you, and this is often the case. Perhaps you will even be angry at this
curriculum which seeks only to serve you. Why would you be angry at this
curriculum? Because Knowledge flushes out everything that stands in its way.
That is why at times you are angry and do not even know why.
ALLOW YOUR TWO PRACTICE PERIODS
TO BE QUITE FOCUSED. Concentrate. Use the power of your mind. Think of those
individuals who have served you. If individuals come to mind whom you had not
considered having served you, think how they have served you as well. Let this
day be a day of recognition. Let this be a day of restitution.
PRACTICE 86: Two 30-minute
This can be a difficult Step. It is a practice that will be done many
times to achieve the intent. You will also gain some insight on anger. Not all
at once. This is a start.
9:41 A.M. I find happiness in
small things today. (because S2K 85)
(1) Happiness is with me.
(2) I am learning to be still
(3) my mind is becoming (more)
(4) I am being present to my
- Be attentive to the potential
for great messages in small things
Benefit: Then small things will
not aggravate you.
1 A still mind is an aware
2 Peace is not a passive state.
Life is fragile, breakable,
my goal - to make the regional
structure now invisible to become visible.
deus ign/ God in design →
out elements of the Step in an outline form helps make the points in my
Quite a few notes on the
page. I'd recognized earlier in life that "peace" was not a static
constant, but in life was a relative state the included ups and downs. It was
dynamic in this respect, so I came to use the phrase "Peace
Dynamic" as a sign-off wish in emails. This Step
says clearly: "Peace in not a passive
Also the notion that: "...there is a Plan,"
appealed to me, a planner by profession. So, I note: "I am,
as a planner, a seeker of the greater plan."
The page may look messy,
but here again it supplements the journal and should be used by you in the same
way. Having a physical copy of the book is good, or going to the expense of a
printout of the PDF is worth it for this purpose. Notes can be made on a
digital copy - do that if it suits your circumstances.
2nd Time x2 Step x.This is for those who have completed
Steps once. Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life experience,
including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey. I’m showing
my first year Step comments after the Step, so as not to influence you in
advance. It is a wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can
also listen more closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying:
“I surround and protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully,
I was taught this practice in 1989.
P.S. If you’ve some interest due to this or other
Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge
and can begin it on the day that makes sense; then progress as needed. You can
use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in
order in the archives - one post per Step.
Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps
once. For this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference
how fast you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts here provide
a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One
may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps
students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as
a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well
through the Free School of the New Message.